WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Sometimes there are good endings to bad beginnings.
And this story, which we first reported in October, is definitely one that began badly.
Two dachshunds, brothers, were abused and abandoned in Clayton County.
But in the past nine months, the bond they have with each other, and some TLC, worked a miracle.
Now it's as if none of the bad had ever happened.
Max and Mylo, the brothers, nearly died together, in October, 2012, when they were barely a year old.
Someone abandoned them on the side of Highway 54 near Morrow.
Mylo had been shot multiple times at point blank range -- with a BB gun, and with a paintball gun.
Max had been beaten.
And even though passing cars could have struck and killed them both at any moment, Max refused to leave his wounded brother.
Someone found them there, and Max was covering Mylo's body with his, keeping him warm and calm.